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McDaniel College
McDaniel College seal

Motto: Carpe Diem
(Latin for "Seize the Day")
Established: 1867
Type: Private
Endowment: $78.8 Million USD
President: Joan Develin Coley
Staff: 103 Full-Time
Students: 3,641
Location: Westminster, MD, US Flag of the United States
Campus: Suburban
160 acres (0.65 km²)
Athletics: NCAA Division III Centennial
Colors: Green & Gold          
Mascot: Green Terror
Website: www.mcdaniel.edu

McDaniel College is a four-year, highly selective, liberal arts college in Westminster, Maryland,[1] located 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Baltimore. The college also has a satellite campus located in Budapest, Hungary. Until July of 2002, it was known as Western Maryland College. As of July 2002 the school has been McDaniel College in honor of an alumnus who gave a lifetime of service to the college.[2] McDaniel College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It also has special accreditations for its Chemistry, Social Work and Teacher Education programs. These accreditations are special and highly selective societies to gain membership in. McDaniel is also a member of a the Phi Beta Kappa Honor society which only 4.8% of United States colleges or universities belong to. McDaniel College seal This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity,[1] as opposed to public universities. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Dr. Joan Develin Coley is President of McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Maryland. ... This article is about work. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... Location in Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... NCAA redirects here. ... The Centennial Conference is an athletic conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Member teams are located in Maryland and Pennsylvania. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... Location in Maryland. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

McDaniel College is one of 40 colleges profiled in the book Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope. The book profiles schools that are often overlooked, but have programs that are just as strong as the traditional Ivy League schools. Also, it explains how these schools have a culture that fosters the students into adults better than many other institutions of higher education throughout the United States. Colleges That Change Lives (Penguin, 2000) is a best-selling book by nationally renowned college advisor Loren Pope. ... Loren Pope is a nationally renown college advisor with several national publicatons on colleges and universities in the United States. ...



The college was founded in 1867 as Western Maryland College, and was named for the Western Maryland Railroad because the college's first Board chairman, John Smith of Wakefield, was also the president of the railroad. (Neither the railroad nor the Methodist Protestant Church contributed funds to facilitate the establishment of the college. Some contributions, however, were received from Methodist Protestant laymen, including John Smith.) It had a voluntary fraternal affiliation with the United Methodist Church from 1868 until 1974, and was a principal site for training Methodist Episcopal (later United Methodist) clergy in the Maryland region. The ties with the United Methodist Church were cut over a court case in which Western Maryland and other religiously affiliated schools in Maryland were being challenged over state funding received by the colleges because of their religious ties. The other schools retained their affiliations and won the case.[3] Year 1867 (MDCCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Western Maryland Railway (AAR reporting mark WM) was an American Class I railroad which operated in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. ... This article is about the current Christian denomination based in the United States. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, officially began at the Baltimore Christmas Conference in 1784. ... The United Methodist Church is the largest Methodist denomination, and the second-largest Protestant one, in the United States. ...

The college's first building went up in 1867, with an inaugural class of 37 men and women. Western Maryland was the first coeducational institution south of the Mason-Dixon Line and was among the first in the nation. The school's original charter read that the school would exist: "For the benefit of students without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national or ethnic origin ... without requiring or enforcing any sectarian, racial or civil test, and without discrimination on the basis of sex, national or ethnic origin, nor shall any prejudice be made in the choice of any officer, teacher, or other employee in the said college on account of these factors." However, Western Maryland College was primarily a school without minority race representation until the 1960s.

Baker Memorial Chapel was dedicated April 20, 1958. The chapel, was built in memory of W.G. Baker, Joseph D. Baker, Daniel Baker, and Sarah Baker Thomas. The organ in the new chapel has been given by two alumni, father and son, Roger J. Whiteford, a prominent Washington attorney and graduate in 1906, and his son Joseph S. Whiteford a graduate in 1943, president of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, Boston, Mass. The chapel was designed by architects Otto Eugene Adams[4] and E.G. Riggs, of Baltimore. The Chapel steeple, 113 feet tall, is visible for miles around and was originally topped by a stainless steel cross 6 feet in height. The wood panels of the chancel have been designed to complement the antique organ console which was originally in the Bruton Parish Church, at Williamsburg, Virginia. The organ, with its 2,310 pipes, is held to be the largest in the area. The Whitefords also gave the carillon installed in the steeple.[5] Æolian-Skinner Organ Company, Inc. ... Bruton Parish Church is located in the restored area of Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. ... Williamsburg is the name of some places in the United States of America: Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York City Williamsburg, Colorado Williamsburg, Florida Williamsburg, Iowa Williamsburg, Kansas Williamsburg, Kentucky Williamsburg, Maryland Williamsburg, Massachusetts Williamsburg, Michigan Williamsburg, New Mexico Williamsburg, North Carolina Williamsburg, Ohio Williamsburg, Pennsylvania Williamsburg, Virginia including Colonial Williamsburg... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the University of Regina student newspaper, see The Carillon. ...

McDaniel College Budapest (formerly known as Western Maryland College Budapest) was established in collaboration with College International Budapest in 1994. McDaniel College is also home to the summer training camp of the Baltimore Ravens NFL team. The Ravens live in the Best Western near the College Square Shopping Center during training. Newer buildings on campus include the Science Hall, gymnasium, library, and student union center. On January 11, 2002, the trustees announced their unanimous decision to change the name of the college. On July 1, 2002, WMC officially became McDaniel College, honoring alumnus William Roberts McDaniel and his 65-year association with the school. The naming process during the spring of 2002 included input from students, faculty and alumni about possible names. On January 12, 2007, the college suffered a tragic loss when its second-year men's basketball coach, Bob Flynn, died of a massive heart attack at his home in Catonsville, Maryland, at the age of 49. Flynn had guided McDaniel to a 7-6 record through the first two months of the 2006-07 season, its best start in two decades. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... William Roberts McDaniel was born August 11, 1861, in Talbot County, MD. He was the youngest child of a non-traditional family having two brothers, five sisters, two half-brothers, and two half-sisters. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


President Tenure
Reverend J. T. Ward 1867-1886
Dr. Thomas Hamilton Lewis 1886-1920
Dr. Albert Norman Ward 1920-1935
Bishop Fred G. Holloway 1935-1947
Dr. Lowell S. Ensor 1947-1972
Dr. Ralph C. John 1972-1984
Dr. Robert H. Chambers 1984-2000
Dr. Joan Develin Coley 2000-present

Dr. Joan Develin Coley is President of McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Maryland. ...


McDaniel College is a liberal arts school that is founded on having many majors to pick from. The administration as well as the students have worked together to create over sixty undergraduate majors[6] and nearly twenty graduate programs.[7] McDaniel also offers over one hundred different minors. McDaniel in 2002 created the McDaniel Plan, which was the first of its kind, and it is renowned nationally for its innovative way of grasping the students to make education their own.[8] Also see: 2002 (number). ...

The McDaniel Plan

The McDaniel Plan provides a liberal education that combines a comprehensive program of general education and a rigorous program in the major.[9] The program is complemented by electives and a range of special opportunities, that include but are not limited to directed studies, internships, and practicums. The requirements of The McDaniel Plan applies to all first-year students who enroll in college for the Bachelor of Arts degree. The redesign of the general education curriculum, The McDaniel Plan, emphasizes intellectual skills that will be crucial to graduates. The focus of The McDaniel Plan is to make studies incorporate critical thinking, cogent writing, analytic reading, persuasive public speaking, effective collaboration, the ability to adapt to change and bridge cultural differences.[10]

Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • African-American Studies
  • American History
  • American Literature
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Business German
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilizations
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cross-Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education (P-12)
  • English
  • Environmental Policy and Science
  • European History
  • Exercise Science & Physical Education
  • Film and Video Studies
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Human Resources Development
  • International Studies
  • International Studies & Comparative Government
  • Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Latin
  • Mathematic
  • Medical/Scientific Illustration
  • Military Science (ROTC)
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science and International Studies
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medical and Health Professions
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport Science
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Management
  • Studio Art
  • Teaching Certification
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women’s Studies
  • Writing

Graduate & Professional Studies

  • Business Administration
  • Counseling
  • Counseling Education
  • Curriculum & Education
  • Deaf Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • Exercise Science
  • Gerontology
  • Hard-of-Hearing Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Services
    • Management
    • Special Education
  • Liberal Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Specialist Program
  • School Library Media
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Notable Alumni

  • Whittaker Chambers, accuser in famous espionage trial, was an adult student (source: "The Hill" alumni article, 2008)
  • Alonzo G. Decker, Co-Founder of tool manufacturer Black and Decker.
  • Wayne K. Curry, Maryland politician.
  • William F. Goodling, (1959), U.S Congressman from Pennsylvania.
  • Wade Kach, (1970), Maryland politician.
  • Daniel Kamenetz, Maryland politician.
  • Leroy Merritt, Real estate developer of Merritt Properties/Merritt Health Clubs
  • Thomas Roberts, CNN news anchor.
  • Ellen Sauerbrey, (1959) former Maryland gubernatorial candidate.
  • Nancy R. Stocksdale, Maryland politician.
  • Joseph S. Whiteford, (1943) president of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ Company, Boston, Mass.
  • Ronald N. Young, former Mayor of Frederick, MD.

Whittaker Chambers, 1948 Jay Vivian (David Whittaker) Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961) was an American writer, editor, Communist party member and spy for the Soviet Union who defected and became an outspoken opponent of communism. ... Black & Decker (NYSE: BDK) is a corporation based in Towson, Maryland best known for power tools and home appliances. ... Wayne Curry Wayne K. Curry was the county executive for Prince Georges County, Maryland from 1994-2002. ... William F. Goodling (born December 5, 1927) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... // A. Wade Kach is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing District 5B, which is part of Baltimore County, MD. He won 98. ... Thomas Roberts (born October 5, 1972) is an American anchor and reporter for the syndicated entertainment programs Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. ... Ellen Sauerbrey (born September 9, 1937, in Baltimore) is a Maryland politician and the head of the United States Department of States Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. ... Nancy R. Stocksdale (Born June 22, 1934), is a delegate in the Maryland House of Delegates. ... Æolian-Skinner Organ Company, Inc. ... Ronald N. Young (born 1940) was the mayor of Frederick, Maryland from 1974 to 1990. ... Frederick, Maryland is a city in Frederick County, Maryland, of which it is the county seat. ...

See also

Common Ground on the Hill is an annual festival at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, first held in 1994. ...


  1. ^ Baltimore Sun School Profile: McDaniel
  2. ^ WMC becomes McDaniel College School Profile
  3. ^ School History Profile
  4. ^ O. E. Adams, Sr., Dies At 78; Architect's Services Today, article from The Sun, Baltimore, Wednesday Morning, January 31, 1968.
  5. ^ Enoch Pratt Library vertical file Evening Sun April 2, 1958
  6. ^ Undergraduate majors and programs of study
  7. ^ McDaniel College Graduate Programs
  8. ^ Bold new plan for 21st century
  9. ^ McDaniel College - Liberal Arts
  10. ^ McDaniel A Bold New Curriculum

External links

  • Official homepage of the college
  • Official homepage of the Budapest branch
  • School profile by the Baltimore Sun
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McDaniel College Graduate Admissions | Registration (439 words)
If you have been accepted into a McDaniel College graduate program, then you should receive in the mail a registration form, a class schedule, and a course catalog.
It is assumed that a student will not withdraw from the College during a term.
In the event that such a withdrawal is necessary, the student will complete an official withdrawal form obtained from the Registrar's Office, or submit a written request to the Registrar.
McDaniel College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (387 words)
McDaniel College is a private college of the liberal arts and sciences in Westminster, near Baltimore, Maryland, USA with a branch college in Budapest, Hungary.
McDaniel College Budapest (formerly known as Western Maryland College Budapest) was established in collaboration with College International Budapest in 1994.
McDaniel College is home to the summer training camp of the Baltimore Ravens NFL team.
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